LIFESTYLE // HOW TO LOWER YOUR NEW HOME EXPENSES
I’m super excited to introduce you all to something new that has really changed our lives. It’s helped us make our ecological footprint smaller, and also lower our gas bill!
Now I’ve got you guessing, right? What exactly is this magical product that I’m referring to?? It’s the Nest Learning Thermostat from Best Buy Canada!!
As many of you probably know, we moved into our new home in January from a teeny tiny condo unit. As excited as we were, this big move came a lot of new expenses!
One of the biggest expenses has been our gas bill, something that we didn’t even have to pay for at the condo.
…Yes, you know I’ve fully embraced “adulting” when I start talking about my GAS BILL in a blog post lol!!
I partnered with Best Buy Canada to try out the Nest Learning Thermostat and slowly turn our cozy century home into a SMART cozy century home.
Best Buy Canada has so many options for how to make your home a Smart Home! You better believe that Trav and I have a long wish list of items we want in order to make our home the smartest home of them all!
However, we couldn’t realistically get them all at once! So we decided to start with the Nest Learning Thermostat because saving energy to lower our ecological footprint and lowering our gas bill was our top priority.
So a mini flashback to when we moved into our house and we got our first gas bill. Needless to say we were not happy lol! It’s never fun to add a new expense in your life, but we were also shocked how much energy we were using to heat our home. Trav and I started talking about ways we could improve our usage, but it is super hard to do so when we’re both out of the house so much. Plus, we didn’t want our house to be an ice box every time we came home, so simply turning the heat down wasn’t an option.
That’s why we were so happy to learn that the Nest Learning Thermostat can be controlled on your mobile using the Nest App, and that it learns your habits with your temperature preferences! Our problems were so quickly solved! This thermostat quickly made our home even cosier than it already was.
We were also very impressed when we found out that the Nest Learning Thermostat is actually ENERGY STAR certified (and was the first one to get it!).
I knew that Nest products were really effective in saving energy, but there was one stat that really blew my mind! Did you know that the Nest Learning Thermostat has already helped save billions of kWh of energy in millions of homes worldwide since 2011!?
Plus, there has been independent studies that have shown that the Nest Learning Thermostat has saved people an average of 10% to 12% on heating bills! We love the sound of that in our household!
I will sheepishly admit that I got Travis to help me set this up because I get nervous about these things lol. However, after watching him do it, I really think I could have done it myself too!! … I might have overreacted lol!
Best Buy Canada also has the amazing Geek Squad service that will help you install it if you need it :)!
After we set it up, the Nest Learning Thermostat started to learn our routine and automatically adapted to our life. For example, we like our house a little colder at night when we go to sleep because Travis is a sleeping furnace beside me lol! And we like it warmer in the morning when we wake up so that it’s easier to actually get out of bed. There’s nothing I dislike more than waking up, and struggling to get out of bed because it’s TOO cold for your feet to even peek out of the covers.
Another great feature about the Nest Learning Thermostat is that Nest actually shows us how much energy we use everyday in Energy History, and every month in our Home Report! It’s super helpful to reflect on when we use the most energy and where we could be saving.
Plus, can we also appreciate how sleek and modern this machine is?! I love how it contrasts with our century home vibes and it adds a really amazing touch to our decor as well!
So whether you’re looking to lower your ecological footprint or save on your utility bills, I whole-heartedly recommend checking out the Nest Learning Thermostat from Best Buy Canada!!
LAST, BUT NOT LEAST … you can use my PROMO CODE to get 15% off ANY Smart Thermostat !! You’re going to save money to save even MORE MONEY!!
PROMO CODE: BBY15JU
*valid April 29 to May 9*
PS. let me know if you already have it!! I’d love to hear what your experience has been :)!
Until next time!